Here in the U.S., summer is a time to rest and recharge, an idea built into us from youth and which remains throughout adulthood. And so it is with the TangleCast, which is on a short break during this summer. But there’s a difference this year, as our podcast team is hard at work behind… Read More The TangleCast Returns in September!
Back from a well-deserved summer break, Peter, David, and Holly return with a focus on the one series that all three are currently watching—Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba! As they jump into the anime, one particular theme arises: the character development of the series protagonist, Tanjirou Kamado. Is he admirable? Or is he unrealistic in… Read More TangleCast 62: Too-Perfect Tanjirou
Even before this season’s remake, Fruits Basket was firmly set as a special series in anime / manga history, but the 2019 series has been so good that an entirely new generation of fans are now finding the show, including Team FtK. In episode 59 of the TangleCast, David, Peter, and Holly discuss episodes one… Read More TangleCast 59: Fruits Basket and a Place to Belong
One of the most acclaimed anime of recent years is Made in Abyss—what starts as a childhood adventure turns into something more meaningful and far darker than perhaps many viewers had expected. Today, Team FtK jumps into this new classic episode by episode—we encourage you to check it out even if you haven’t seen the… Read More TangleCast 58: Made in Abyss
The new anime season is off to quite a start, with old friends returning (One Punch Man, Bungou Stray Dogs, Fruits Basket), great directors leading new series (Sarazanmai, Carole & Tuesday), mashups, surprises, and everything else you can imagine. Peter, David, and Holly of Team FtK lead us through the new offerings for spring and… Read More TangleCast 55: Spring 2019 Anime First Impressions
It may not always reach its goals, but even detractors of Sword Art Online can agree that the franchise eagerly explores lofty concepts that other popular series refuse to touch. The most recent season, Sword Art Online: Alicization, traverses philosophy and religion in the course of its run, and forces viewers to consider fundamental questions… Read More TangleCast 53: Theology Synthesis Thirty
Peter, Holly, and David of Team FtK go down the rabbit hole of the Promised Neverland. Way, way down. Conspiracy theories and strange predictions abound, and they even discuss another rabbit hole franchise—The Matrix. Come follow along and see where they go. But please, don’t tell us if we’re right! 0:00 Introduction 1:30 Last week’s… Read More TangleCast 51: Forecasting the Promised Neverland
Missing the romance of Valentine’s Day? Not to fear—Team FtK has you covered! David, Peter, and Holly dig into one of this season’s most popular series, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, and ponder on their own experiences in giving relationship advice, the role that pride has in dating, and most importantly, whether it was okay for… Read More TangleCast 49: Podcast-Sama, Love is War?
Like Goblin Slayer the season before it, The Rising of the Shield Hero arrived this season accompanied by controversy. But three episodes in, Shield Hero seems to be about more than shocking or upsetting its audience. In fact, it’s not the false accusation of rape that’s most interesting about the show—it’s how our hero reacts… Read More TangleCast 47: Rage and Grace of the Shield Hero (REPOST)
Happy New Year! This week on the TangleCast, Team FtK (David, Peter, and Holly) talk about their anime highlights from 2018, including some gems that you might have missed (or that Holly dropped…this seems to be a recurring theme), like Hinamatsuri, Goblin Slayer, and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. The team also previews… Read More TangleCast 44: 2018 Anime Highlights and Previewing 2019